Critical Role Identification and Risk-Evaluation Template | Brian Heger

Talent Management

While there has been a much-needed shift in broadening our view of work beyond jobs and roles, an organization’s ability to identify and plan for its critical roles remains important for effective workforce planning and talent management. Yet, organizations encounter challenges when identifying critical roles, such as assessing criticality based on a role’s job level rather than …

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A Template for Identifying Critical Roles Based on Strategic Capabilities | Brian Heger

Talent Management

An organization’s ability to identify and plan for its critical roles is an important aspect of workforce planning and talent management. However, organizations often encounter common pitfalls in identifying their critical roles, including: basing a role’s criticality solely on its job level, overlooking non-executive roles determining criticality based on the difficulty of filling a role, …

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Identifying an Organization’s Most Critical Positions – Template | Brian Heger

Talent Management

While there has been a much-needed shift in broadening our view of work beyond traditional jobs and roles to focus on skills and tasks, critical roles still play an important part in informing an organization’s workforce planning and talent management practices. However, a challenge in identifying critical roles arises when assessors use less valid criteria, …

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3 Talent Templates: Critical Role Risk, Employee Retention Risk, and Non-Tech Barriers to Internal Mobility

Talent Management

As I continue to receive requests for various talent management tools, I am resharing three one-page templates I created for different talent purposes:  Critical Position Risk. After an organization has identified its critical positions, one crucial next step is to evaluate any risks and vulnerabilities in those positions. This template helps to determine if four types of …

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Identify Critical Roles to Improve Performance | MIT Sloan Management Review

Workforce Planning

As work becomes more fluid and less predictable, there has been a much-needed shift in organizing and planning work beyond the limitations of jobs and roles. While this transition remains imperative, it’s important to recognize that many organizations still use at least a segment of jobs and roles as the basis for talent practices, such as …

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Critical Role Risk Template | Brian Heger

Talent Management

As I mentioned in a post from a few weeks ago, while there has been a much-needed shift in expanding our view of “work” beyond the limitations of roles (e.g., skills and tasks), critical roles are still an important lens through which workforce and talent planning takes place. With this as the backdrop, here is a one-editable …

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Critical Roles (As Well as Skills) Still Play an Important Role in Workforce Planning | Brian Heger

Workforce Planning

An organization’s ability to identify and plan for its critical roles—sometimes called pivotal roles — is an essential component of workforce planning and talent management. And while there has been a much-needed shift in expanding our view of “work” beyond the limitations of roles (e.g., skills and tasks), critical roles can still play an essential …

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